Ravens cornerbacks thrive after Rock Ya-Sin's injury at camp

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The Ravens lost Marcus Peters this offseason and in order to fill that hole in their secondary they made a splash by signing former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin to a one-year deal.

On Wednesday, Ya-Sin went down with "an apparent lower-body injury" while defending wideout Shemar Bridges in one-on-one drills, per Kris Rhim of The Baltimore Banner.

These are never good news, but it turns out that with the veteran corner out of commission for a good chunk of Wednesday's session, the rest of the cornerback crops stepped up and took advantage of the situation.

According to multiple reports from different media members (the most comprehensive coming from Clifton Brown of BaltimoreRavens.com) present at the Under Armor Performance Center in Owings Mills, the likes of Arthur Maulet, Jalyn Armour-Davis, and Brandon Stephens thrived.

Rhim reported that Ya-Sin "pulled up holding his knee and limped off the field," adding that he "was attended to by trainers for a few minutes before walking into the locker room." Ultimately, Ya-Sin never made it back to the field.

Following practice, HC John Harbaugh said the injury was "not a serious thing," although he preferred to put some pause to everything by adding "Let’s wait and see what we hear--we’ll know more once they get a look at it."

As far as the other cornerbacks' performances following Ya-Sin's exit, Rhim reported that "Jalyn Armour-Davis took over as a starter (opposite Marlon Humphrey)" while "multiple cornerbacks rotated at nickel cornerback."

Clifton Brown wrote in his Day 7 report that "Arthur Maulet seized the opportunity for more reps, intercepting a pass," that "Marlon Humphrey got a gift interception when a pass from Lamar Jackson deflected off Nelson Agholor's hands," and that "Jalyn Armour-Davis was also active in coverage, getting valuable action and looking healthy."

Finally, Brown added that "the best defensive play of practice" was made by veteran Brandon Stephens after he "broke up a long pass 50 yards downfield."

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